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Pregnant woman shot dead by Houthi sniper in northern Yemen

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A pregnant woman was killed by a Houthi sniper in Al-Jawf, north of Yemen.

The Saba news agency quoted a local source as saying that a Houthi sniper shot the woman, Shafeaa Mabkhout, while she was grazing sheep in Al-Hajl in Al-Maslub District. The area where was killed is far from the scene of battles between Houthis and Yemeni forces.

The source added that residents rushed the woman to Al-Jawf General Hospital in Al-Hazm District but she died after arriving to hospital.